Self Catering

Edinburgh city centre self-catering accommodation.
Top floor with access to roof terrace.
Free broadband internet access.
Sleeping up to 4

View over Edinburgh to the Firth of Forth
Jeffrey Street location of the rental apartment

Edinburgh City Apartment:
Flat 14
8 Jeffrey Street

Roof-top dragon

This top floor apartment (fourth floor, shared stairs, no lift) is right in the centre of Edinburgh just off the Royal Mile and a couple of hundred yards from the Fruitmarket Art Gallery and the main rail station, Edinburgh Waverley.

It's a comfortable and cosy base for up to four (one bedroom with king-size bed plus a double sofa-bed in the sitting room), and just about everything in Edinburgh is within easy walking distance. Owners Ewan Halley and Martin Mellor have provided lots of helpful information about restaurants, pubs, where to go, etc.

On the landing just outside the apartment a flight of stairs goes up to a large roof terrace with seats, a table, and barbeque. From here there are the most fantastic views and you get a very real sense of being in Edinburgh (one view shown in the photograph above). You can see over the city across the roof-tops all the way to the sea, the panorama of classical buildings on Calton Hill, and wild and rocky Salisbury Crags. Turret tops and gables around about have carved stone cats, a dragon, sun and moon and other curiosities as finials.

View from the sitting room window, a dragon catching the afternoon sun.


Sitting area Dining area
Rooftop barbeque

Above left and right;
Two views of the sitting/dining room. Armchair, window seat with views over the city roof-tops to Calton Hill, and three-seater sofa which converts to a double bed. Dining table for four, television and coal-effect gas fire.

The roof-top terrace has a table, benches and barbeque, and is shared with the other inhabitants of Number 8.

Below left;
Bathroom with bath, power-shower over, basin and wc.

Below right;
Double bedroom. The apartment has gas central heating, double glazing and entry-phone.

Double Bedroom Bathroom



The kitchen right; has:

  • electric hob
  • oven
  • grill
  • toaster
  • microwave oven
  • fridge
  • freezer
  • washing machine and dryer
  • crockery, cutlery, glasses, kitchenware, etc.

Extracts from the Visitors' Book:

"A delightful home. A warm welcome. All we needed was available, clean and nice. We much enjoyed our stay. Lovely." AM & family, Torino, Italy.

"A truly lovely flat, bright, clean and airy. Quiet, private comfortable and convenient to everything. I was quite impressed at how every possible need has been addressed in advance!" CW, Southern California and Nevada, USA.



Prices range between £350 and £790 per week, depending on the season.

Shorter and longer stays possible. Bookings available for any number of days, and starting on any day of the week.
Prices are inclusive of heating, lighting, bed linen and towels.

No smoking in the apartment, and no pets please.

Metered parking outside, and daily/weekly parking one block away.

You can see the red front door to the flat on the left.
The stairs going up to the roof terrace are on the right.

To enquire or to book:

Rooftop table

Please contact:
Ewan Halley and Martin Mellor

44 Rosslyn Crescent
Edinburgh EH6 5AX
Scotland, UK

Tel: 0131 555 2596
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 131 555 2596

Please tell Ewan and Martin you found Flat 14 Number 8 through About Scotland!

The Edinburgh Independent Shop Guide

The Edinburgh Independent Shop Guide

One-off shops for one-off people...

Do you want to know where the best independent shops in Edinburgh are?

Ewan wrote and publishes "The Edinburgh Independent Shop Guide" packed with details of hundreds of independent specialist shops throughout Edinburgh.

The book is available from bookshops throughout the UK and abroad and from many independent shops in Edinburgh.

Or if it's more convenient you can order the book directly from Ewan at

Ewan and Martin have three other apartments in central Edinburgh.

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Map of the centre of Edinburgh showing the location of all four apartments:
(click the locations to navigate to the page)

Map of  Edinburgh

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